HC Deb 07 February 1902 vol 102 cc674-5
MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)

On a point of order, I wish to know whether private Members will be in order in putting down new Standing Orders on the Paper, and whether they will be in order in putting down Amendments to other portions of the Standing Orders which are not proposed to be amended by the Government.


Members are not entitled to put down Motions for new Standing Orders otherwise than they would be if the Government had made no proposal at all. That is, they could only put them down among notices of Motion. As regards the other Question, Amendments cannot be moved that are not relevant to the Government proposals. The Government proposal is this substantive Motion, and Amendments that are relevant to that may be moved. I will wait until I hear what an Amendment is before I decide whether it is relevant. It may be relevant although it relates to another part of the same Standing Order.

MR. CHAPLIN (Lincolnshire, Sleaford)

Do I rightly understand that there will be no opportuuity for the House, during the discussions on the Rules of Procedure moved by the Government, even to consider any further proposals for Amendments to existing Orders, for instance, with regard to obstruction in debate, apart from the question of disorder?


I think the right hon. Gentleman's Question answers itself. He asks whether there will be an opportunity during the discussion of the Government proposals to discuss matters which are not in the Government proposals.

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